In this episode of the Without Borders podcast
as part of our series speaking to unicorn leaders, we are joined by Mario Ciabarra
, Founder and CEO of Quantum Metric
The CPD (Continuous Product Design) company claimed to be the first unicorn of 2021 after raising $200M in Series B financing in January, a unique achievement for a Colorado Springs-based company. Yet, Mario explains why he would rather be a dragon than a unicorn. Throughout this inspiring interview with Quantum Metric’s leader, Mario reiterates the importance of hiring the best talent wherever it is and the three attributes that he hires on: passion, persistence and integrity.
Mario elaborates on why ‘it’s mission-critical to have a mission’ -especially when your company grows at scale-, how his number one company objective is “happy people, healthy culture” and what his 13-year-old daughter taught him about friction points in eCommerce during the pandemic. We even had time to talk about Braveheart
, carpentry and skiing on Colorado slopes.
The interview, as ever, was co-hosted with Russell Goldsmith
of the csuite podcast